Humble Bundles are now awesome again


#1811

I’d say a brawler, but yes, the story and most of the side missions involve a lot of punching people until they fall over. Or hitting them with umbrellas, or…


#1812

Gah, oh well. That was a shock to me both times. You get to spend over an hour watching story beats in Yakuza 2 before it finally gets to the gameplay, and it’s just surprising. And then Yakuza 3 was particularly surprising since you’re now retired in Okinawa and taking care of a bunch of kids, and it’s all so tranquil and so different, and there’s multiple hours of just story beats, but then you go to the city to go shopping and suddenly you’re in a fighting game because apparently hoodlums don’t want you going shopping?


#1813

There are a lot of people in the city who don’t understand who they are fucking with. This is true across the series.

If you found the fighting difficult, 0 has an easy mode that so far seems to actually be easy (and you are swimming in cash due to it also being XP so having an inventory full of healing drinks is trivial to arrange). If you just don’t like playing it, you could always watch a Let’s Play instead.


#1814

Actually, now that I go back and look - this is only true for specific games, not a launcher-wide thing. Like it doesn’t track my playtime in Black Flag or The Crew. I think it must only be a thing in the most recent games.


#1815

I guess so. It’s tracked my time for Steep, Wildlands, Far Cry Primal and AC Origins just fine.


#1816

Decided to give Sundered a try and I’m glad I did. Been playing it all week.

One nice thing about the monthly bundle, I’m being exposed to games I would have never bought, and in some cases I’m finding gems I’m really enjoying.


#1817

So Humble has decided to add another early reveal for their February Monthly, and it’s a game called Rapture Rejects, an Early Access, multiplayer-only game with middling reviews…

I had already decided to pause anyway, but even so this is a head-scratcher. Why reveal a game like that? If anything, I can see it tipping more people over the wrong side of the fence.


#1818

Cyanide and Happiness.


#1819

This is the most awesome quote.


#1820

Because I cancelled my account and then gifted myself the three month sub (to get KCD), my subscription hasn’t auto-renewed. This might be a good way to do it if Humble dangles a suitable carrot later in the month. ;)


#1821

Checked out some Youtube footage. It’s an isometric battle royale game. Meh.

I already own The Division. I was intending to resub for Yakuza 0, but now I’m not sure.


#1822

I feel like an idiot, because I know the quote from somewhere but can’t place it for the life of me


#1823

Survival DLC for The Division has also been revealed as an early unlock. Great DLC, makes the month a bit more underwhelming for those of us who own it already.


#1824

All the early reveals are interesting. I wonder if they’re seeing an alarming amount of cancellations/suspensions. Personally, I suspended mine yesterday.


#1825

Funny, this month’s deal brought me back after a full cancellation.


#1826

Oh man, Survival is killer (literally), and it’s worth playing Division just for that DLC.


#1827

Less than 2 days to go!


#1828

Feb. Bundle:

Yakuza 0 - early unlock
The Division and Survival DLC - early unlock
Rapture Rejects - early unlock
Sniper Elite 3
Rock of Ages 2: Bigger and Boulder
Full Metal Furies
Bleed 2
Super Daryl Deluxe
Aaero

March early unlocks:

Earth Defense Force 4.1
Cultist Simulator
Vermintide 2: Collector’s Edition

Edit: Added Steam links for the latest stuff, for those interested.


#1829

“Surely I’m safe to buy EDF 4.1, there’s no way that will be in a Humble monthly!”

- Me, an idiot, 4 weeks ago

Cultist Sim is the perfect bundle game for me - passing interest but not enough to buy at full price.

e: Ok, so this EDF comes with all the DLC which is a decent addition.


#1830

Ehh so so month, and so so next month reveal.

At least Vermintide 2 will be getting a resurgence of players.